Introduction to Northglenn, Colorado
Northglenn, Colorado, in Adams county, is 1 miles NW of Thornton, Colorado and 10 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city is located in the Denver metropolitan area. Northglenn has a population of 31,575.
In 1959, the Perl-Mack Company finalized plans for a community in Adams county. This new community was designed to have separate industrial, commercial, recreational and educational areas surrounding a regional shopping complex. By 1962, there were more than 10,000 residents and over 3,000 homes in the Northglenn community. Northglenn thwarted attempts of annexation by the city of Thornton, and was granted the status of a city on April 18, 1969.
Northglenn and nearby Attractions
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Louisville Historical Museum
- Colorado's Ocean Journey
- Webster Lake
- Denver Zoo
- Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Things To Do In Northglenn
The Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Colorado State Capitol and the Denver Mint are easily accessible from the city of Northglenn. There are also many museums in the area, including the Black American West Museum, the Miners Museum, the Louisville Historical Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children's Museum of Denver and the Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver. The city has quite a few lakes, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. In addition, Northglenn hosts the Athena Festival every May.
Air transportation facilities are offered by Buckley AFB Airport.
Northglenn Higher Education
For higher studies, one can enroll at Front Range Community College, Regis University, Emily Griffith Opportunity School or the Community College of Aurora.